more on the networking with a Mac issue!! please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macartistkel, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. macartistkel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Ok, my friend wrote me back after I gave him some suggestions, can anyone deicpher this??

    Sorry my e-mail was a little confusing, but I'm
    pretty much an idiot/virgin when it comes to Macs. Her computer is two
    rooms away from the router, so I don't think I would be able to run a
    cable throughout the place without it looking really goofy. The router I
    have works fine, it's the receiving part that's screwed up. It's my
    understanding that the AirPort Express Base Station (we'll call it the
    "APE") (looks like a slightly larger version of the ipod charger) is used
    basically as a router. Well (geez, now I'm confusing myself), I already
    have a router and thought perhaps there was a way to use the APE as a
    vehicle to receive the signal from my router, then plug an ethernet
    cable into the APE and run the wire from the APE (I think this port on
    the APE is actually used to hardwire the cable modem into the APE) into
    the computer. I'm sure I'm trying to invent Frankenstein, but I thought
    it might work. If this doesn't work, then I can easily return it to Best
    Buy and pick up something that would receive the wireless connection from
    the router. I'm probably still not making sense, am I? Joey

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